Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Wednesday ordered the immediate transfer of 43 police officers from Shauri Moyo station.
In a letter dated February 20, the Deputy IG Kenya Police Service Njoroge Mbugua directed the police officers to be deployed with immediate effect.
Reports indicate that the transfers came after public outrage over harassment and extortion incidents by the officers at the station.
Besides, there has reportedly been an upsurge in criminal activities within the Shauri Moyo Police Station’s jurisdiction.
he officers were required to report to their new stations by February 27 and their bosses required to file back reports on their arrivals and departures.
“Release the officers to report to their new Stations by February 27, 2019. Submit casualty returns on departure and arrival,” DIG Mbugua directed.
The last straw in the numerous complains was an incident in which a civilian was shot and seriously injured in a mistaken identity in the area.
In an attempt to cover up, the officers on the ground claimed that the victim had tried to rob a female officer of her gun.
In the directive, IG Boinnet also sought an explanation on why six officers had not moved from the station despite an earlier transfer.
“Their commanders are hereby required to submit a written explanation as to why the officers have since not been released,” the police boss ordered.